22 October 2020

 

Jesus   

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS 
OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 16:21-27)

1. Short-term loss is sometimes necessary for long-term gain, as a student studying, or an athlete training, can testify. When have you found that denying yourself proved to be worthwhile because of what you gained afterwards?

2. Jesus was teaching his followers that the path of discipleship would involve pain and suffering. Peter would have none of it. When have you found that taking up your cross brought you life, even though at the time it may have been difficult?

3. Jesus knew that because his message of good news was not acceptable to the authorities he would suffer and die. In spite of this, he trusted that the power of God would overcome evil. Have you seen a message of good news survive even though opponents tried to stifle it?

4. Jesus promised that those who suffer for the kingdom would be rewarded. Perhaps, even in this earthly life, you have experienced reward for faithful discipleship. What have these rewards been? What signs of hope do you see in the Church today?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom August 2020

PRAYER FOR THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY
Father in heaven, all creation rightly gives you praise,for all life and
all holiness come from you. In the plan of your wisdom she who bore the
Christ in her womb was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in 

heaven. May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness and join in
her hymn of endless love and praise. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 5:00pm & 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:00p.m 

Durrow: 11:30am.

The permitted numbers for attending Mass and funerals are: up to 50 people with physical distancing, sanitation and separate entry and exit points. This also applies to weddings, Confirmations and First Communions, provided that the physical distancing and hand hygiene measures can be maintained and that congregating before and after the ceremony is not permitted.

Entrance to both Churches for all weekend Masses (Tullamore & Durrow) will be strictly on presentation of ticket and doors will open 20 minutes before Mass time.  Tickets must be collected from the Parish Centre during opening times Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm 
& Sat. 2:00 - 4:00pm

The Church of the Assumption has 3 zones, each with its own separate entrance. Members of the congregation should not move between zones. Communicants who are gluten intolerant should use the central zone in front of the altar.

All who are over the age of 13 and who do not have any condition to prevent their wearing of one, should wear a face covering.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms have recommenced and booking can now be made at the Parish Office. 

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays. 

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

“WOMAN, YOU HAVE GREAT FAITH.”

It takes faith to hear God’s call in our lives. And His call takes us on unexpected paths of deeper trust and love. Is God calling you to a life as a priest or sister, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MASS INTENTIONS   

<Click Here> for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes €3282 Plate €1144 Durrow €62

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
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